Sophie Madeline Dess is a writer and critic living in New York City. Her work can be found in the Times Literary Supplement, The Millions, and elsewhere. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Exercise in Redemption: On Deirdre Bair’s “Parisian Lives”
In her new memoir, Deirdre Bair defends her biographical research and writing....
The Single Most Pristine Certainty: Fleur Jaeggy, Thomas Bernhard, and the Fact of Death
Sophie Madeline Dess wonders what reading novels like “Sweet Days of Discipline” and “Wittgenstein’s Nephew” might teach us about death....
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